'Jeopardy!' will be hosted by Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik for the rest of the year


Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, who’re each half of the recreation present’s tv household, will host the present “through the end of the calendar year,” Sony stated Thursday.

This timing will give Sony executives at the very least a pair of months to find out who the everlasting host of the beloved present ought to be.

Executive producer-turned-host Mike Richards was named the new everlasting host of “Jeopardy!” over the summer season, however he abruptly left both jobs in a cloud of controversy. The one week’s value of episodes he taped on August 19 are airing this week, inflicting one critic to name him “TV’s dead man walking.”

On August 23 the studio stated she would tape three weeks value of episodes. “As we move forward with production on this season of Jeopardy!, additional guest hosts will be announced,” Sony stated then.

Now the plan modified: Instead of bringing in visitor hosts, as the producers did final year after longtime host Alex Trebek died, Bialik and Jennings will proceed to helm the broadcast this fall.

Bialik is on the hook for a further 4 weeks of exhibits, which implies she will lead “Jeopardy!” from September 20 by means of the first week of November, for seven weeks whole.

“After that, Bialik and Jennings will split hosting duties as their schedules allow,” Sony stated Thursday.

Jennings, a consulting producer for “Jeopardy!” and a fan favourite champion on the present, was the first individual to fill in after Trebek died, and the two males have been identified to be shut.

Many “Jeopardy!” followers have been shocked when Sony handed over Jennings and different visitor hosts and promoted Richards to the function.

Jennings instructed The New York Times final month that he needed the recreation present to have a “smooth transition.”

With Jennings and Bialik in cost by means of December, at the very least, the present would possibly begin to really feel smoother.

A Sony spokesperson didn’t reply to a request for a remark about whether or not visitor hosts would resume in January 2022.